1. March 2012 17:52
Today, March 1st, marks World Book Day! And this week at ICS we have been celebrating World Book Week with a variety of activities, including:
1. Storytelling workshops:
We had a professional Storyteller visit yesterday and run workshops with a large number of our pupils. Students learnt about the nature of oral storytelling, listened to some stories and participated in a variety of activities.
2. Raising money for Readathon
We are also participating in a Readathon to raise money for unwell children. As part of this students are being sponsored to read every day this week. The results of our fundraising should be out in a week or so, so watch this space.
3. DEAR (Drop Everything and Read):
DEAR is a brilliant scheme and one which really helps to recognise and promote the benefits of reading. Therefore, in order to celebrate this, every day this week the whole school has ground to a halt for ten minutes of dedicated reading.
How have you been celebrating World Book Week?
2. December 2011 09:59
Writing as part of an Academic Literacy is a major focus for ICS this year.
On the 13th and 14th of October, MYP2 students took part in an International event whereby they contributed to collaborative stories and poems.
The writing was fast and furious as the group only had a one hour slot to read all that had been written by other schools earlier in the day then compose their own 250 word continuation.
This was a truly international event as our stories travelled from England to Australia (while we slept), Amsterdam, London, Slough and ended up in Louisiana, USA. The time limit acted as a pressure cooker and helped the students create some fabulous writing.
If you are interested in reading the poems and stories, they are available here.
Annalise Taylor, Acting Assistant Principal, ICS